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Local students presented at Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College School of Arts and Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium on April 24. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate research and performances done at Fort Lewis College this year. The following local students presented research projects:

Nikki Pearson, of Glenwood Springs, presented a project titled “Applications of Fourier Analysis and Permutation Representations on Ranked Datasets,” supervised by Vera Furst. Pearson’s major is Mathematics .

Drew Walters, of Glenwood Springs, presented a project titled “Phylogeny and Evolutionary Distribution Patterns in the Endemic Hawaiian Genus Charpentiera (Amaranthaceae),” supervised by Ross McCauley. Walters’s major is Biology – General Biology Option.

Students display works of art at Fort Lewis College’s Graduating Seniors Art Majors Exhibition

Senior level Art & Design majors displayed their creations in DepARTing, an exhibition designed, curated, and installed by the students. The display was in the Main & Exit Galleries of the Art Building from April 18 – May 3, 2014. The works on display showed advanced projects in media ranging from graphic design to fine art and textiles.

Shea Courtney of Carbondale, had the following works in the show: Durex Ads, digital media and Self Portrait, solar plate print.

Stella Doble of Carbondale, had the following works in the show: Meditation in Stitching, cotton colored fabric, Drippy Tree, ceramic, and Under Earth, mixed media.

Will Scruby of Glenwood Springs, had the following works in the show: The Road Less Traveled, digital photography and Sno-Cat, polymer plate intaglio print.

Lily Thorsen participates in Richter Scholars Program at Lake Forest College

Lily Thorsen, ’17, of Glenwood Springs, was selected as a Richter Scholar at Lake Forest College. Thorsen will work on a biology research project with Dr. Alexander Shingleton. Thorsen will study phenotypic consistency and developmental mechanisms that regulate canalization.

The Richter Apprentice Scholar Program offers a unique research opportunity to a small group of outstanding students early in their college careers. During the summer between their first and second years, Richter Scholars are employed as apprentice scholars working one-on-one with faculty members conducting independent research.

Thorsen is a graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Toni Gross wins Garfield County Farm Bureau scholarship

The Garfield County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2014 $1,000 scholarship is Jane “Toni” Gross of Carbondale. Jane is the daughter of Tony and Jane Gross and is graduating from Roaring Fork High School.

Each year the Garfield County Farm Bureau awards a scholarship to a Garfield County student that is pursuing an education that will help them to make a difference in agriculture. Toni is planning on attending Colorado State University this fall for the pre-vet program and animal science studies. She plans on being a Food Animal Veterinarian and wants to focus on improving animal nutrition, feed efficiency and health care in a small rural area. She has been involved in school, sports and the Garfield County 4-H program, showing leadership skills in all areas.

The Garfield County Farm Bureau congratulates Toni on a positive high school career and a successful future.

First United Methodist Church Awards Scholarships

The First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs is proud to announce the recipients of the E. Fenton and Louise B. Ingram Scholarship Award for the 2014-2015 academic school year: Kyle Snyder is attending his third year at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and is majoring in music education. He is the son of Dana and Rilla Snyder of Glenwood Springs. Grace and Emily Van Devender are the daughters of Jeff and Amy Van Devender of New Castle. Grace is attending Salon Professional Academy in Grand Junction. Emily is in her second year at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and is majoring in biology/pre-med. Tristen Kocher will be attending Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff majoring in theatre with an emphasis in design/technical. He is the son of Klaus and LeAnn Kocher of Glenwood Springs. Each of these young men and women have been actively involved in the First United Methodist Church for many years. We are proud of each of them and pray for many blessings in their futures.

Amy Currier graduates summa cum laude from Colorado Christian University

Amy Currier graduated summa cum laude from Colorado Christian University on May 10, 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in literary studies. Amy is a 2011 GSHS graduate. She is the daughter of John and Teddy Ann Currier.


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